For the Town of Guernsey’s Landfill Remediation Project,
Platte County, Wyoming
The Department of Environmental Quality/Water Quality Division (DEQ) has conducted a review of the proposed Town of Guernsey’s Landfill Remediation Project in accordance with EPA and State of Wyoming procedures for implementing the State Environmental Review Process. DEQ has determined that this project is eligible for a categorical exclusion. Accordingly, DEQ is exempting the project from further substantive environmental review requirements under the State Environmental Review Process. Neither an Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact nor an Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision will be required for the proposed action. The following is a brief description of the situation and the proposed action and a brief statement of how the action meets the criteria for a categorical exclusion.
Based on current cost estimates, the Town of Guernsey plans to borrow $500,000.00 from the Wyoming Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments. Increased user fees will repay the loan. The average rate increase is estimated to be $3.00 per month per user to repay the loan. Loan terms will be 2.5% interest rate and 20 years. The Town of Guernsey is aware of and accepts the fact that they will be responsible for any required mitigative actions associated with and including storm water runoff, erosion control, archeological/historic artifacts, and air quality concerns. These will be part of the standard State Revolving Funds Program contract conditions. DEQ is granting an exclusion because this project includes installation of an impermeable membrane liner cap over existing buried municipal solid waste, including grading, revegetation, and other associated activities needed to close and stabilize the landfill. Completion of the project is expected in 2022. This project will be completely constructed in previously disturbed ground, specifically ground disturbed by the Guernsey Landfill. DEQ has determined that exempting the proposed project from further review under the State Environmental Review Process will not result in adverse impacts to the population or the area of the Town of Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming.
The documentation to support this decision will be on file in the DEQ Cheyenne Office and is available for public scrutiny upon request. Comments concerning this decision may be addressed to Stan Miller, SRF Project Engineer, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th St. Suite 200, Cheyenne, WY 82002, Tel. (307) 777-6371, FAX (307) 635-1784, email: [email protected]
Public Notice No. 1892 published in the Guernsey Gazette on November 17, 2020